Monday, August 14, 2006

Could common sense be allowed to influence policy?

Muslims face extra checks in new travel crackdown

THE Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.
Focus on passengers who pose the greatest risk? That's crazy!

... the highest-ranking Muslim police officer in Britain gave warning that profiling techniques based on physical appearance were already causing anger and mistrust among young Muslims. Tarique Ghaffur, an assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said: “We must think long and hard about the causal factors of anger and resentment."
He seems to be implying that racial profiling will beget more terrorism: "I'll show that baggage screener a thing or two for checking my suitcase for explosives. We'll see what he thinks when I blow up the whole airport!"

Maybe they could turn that anger and resentment on the terrorists that are giving Islam a bad name and forcing us to defend ourselves?

Not every Muslim is an Islamofacist terrorist, but every Islamofacist terrorist is a Muslim.

1 comment:

K Janowski said...

Love the editorializing!